Definitions for queryˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(verb)

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  2. question, query(verb)

    pose a question

Wiktionary

  1. query(Noun)

    A question or inquiry.

    The teacher answered the student's query concerning biosynthesis.

  2. query(Noun)

    A question mark.

  3. query(Noun)

    A set of instructions passed to a database.

    The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes.

  4. query(Verb)

    To ask, inquire.

  5. query(Verb)

    To ask a question.

  6. query(Verb)

    To question or call into doubt.

  7. query(Verb)

    To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.

  8. Origin: An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaero. Compare question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Query(noun)

    a question; an inquiry to be answered or solved

  2. Query(noun)

    a question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity

  3. Query(noun)

    an interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt

  4. Query(verb)

    to ask questions; to make inquiry

  5. Query(verb)

    to have a doubt; as, I query if he is right

  6. Query(verb)

    to put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact

  7. Query(verb)

    to address questions to; to examine by questions

  8. Query(verb)

    to doubt of; to regard with incredulity

  9. Query(verb)

    to write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere

  10. Origin: [L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. Acquire, Conquer, Exquisite, Quest, Require.]

Freebase

  1. Query

    Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history. Queries often take the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of worship or reflection. Many yearly meetings maintain a set of basic queries in their books of Faith and Practice to provide guidance on certain issues over time. Individuals often offer queries from time to time to provide a spiritual challenge to their local community of Friends.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'query' in Nouns Frequency: #2838


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